56672efde7228.imagePhoto courtesy of Billy Ficke

Check out the story of Billy Ficke, as told by By Joanne Kimberlin from The Virginian-Pilot this past Tuesday:

Yikes! Billy Ficke was considering surfing Monday morning when a bus-size humpback whale changed his mind.

Ficke, 20, stopped by Sandbridge around 7:30 a.m. to check out the waves, ready to dash home for his longboard. Good thing he had his camera instead. He had just crossed the dune line when a humpback whale exploded out of the water near the surf line.

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